For Emily Luchetti of San Francisco's Farallon, perfection means simple lines, soaring spaces.

Emily Luchetti, the executive pastry chef at San Francisco's Farallon, has a professional-quality kitchen at her house in Sausalito, but it's full of equipment for the home cook. "When I'm here," she says, "I don't want to feel like I'm at work"--even though she often works at home. "I cook desserts here, sometimes seven or eight a day. If they're for a cookbook or a magazine, I test them here so they'll translate well to home kitchens." The long kitchen, designed by her brother-in-law, Robert Luchetti, takes full advantage of the great view.